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Quick Toolbars

Axialis Object Pack #3 for Icons

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Description

Usage: Creation of icons for application toolbars and menus.

Contents: 256 objects - hi-res PNG with alpha channel

Author: Axialis Team

License Type : Royalty-free, Axialis user license (see Agreement)

Recommended Products:

Axialis IconWorkshop

File Size: 5.06 MB

Downloads: 70263

   

Pack reserved for registered customers - Trial pack available

This pack is reserved for registered customers. A valid product key (either Personal or Corporate editions of IconWorkshop) is required to download the full version containing all the objects (256 objects).

If you are not registered, you can download the Trial Pack which contains a limited number of objects (24 objects - 1.46 MB). Using this pack you'll be able to create a few high-quality sample icons. You need the Tryout Version of Axialis IconWorkshop in order to use this pack.

Description

Axialis Object Pack #3 is a collection of 256 objects which permits to quickly create program toolbars. Using drag & drop, you can create in seconds icons and buttons for your toolbars by associating basic objects and overlays symbols. The objects do not contain details and have thick borders to allow the creation of small icons suitable for toolbars (32x32, 24x24, 16x16).

Using this pack you can easily create beautiful sets of toolbar icons to be used in your projects. IconWorkshop permits you to create images at several sizes and color depth (16, 256, RGBA with alpha channel). Below is an example of icon set which can be done in a few minutes using this pack:

The objects are provided in 256x256 PNG format with alpha channel. This high resolution permits to create icons from 256x256 to 16x16 without quality loss. Axialis IconWorkshop permits to create icons containing various sizes for Windows®, Vista™ & MacOS®.

What is an object and how to create icons from objects?

An object is a simple graphical object provided in 256x256 high resolution. Objects also contain an alpha channel which permits to create interesting effects like semi-transparency, lighning, outer or inner glow, shadows...

An object usually contains one part of the drawing witch cannot be used alone. You need to combine several objects together in order to create the final artwork. This can be done very easily by simple mouse drag & drops in Axialis products.

For example, to create the "Print-Ok" icon (bottom-left of the above image), you just need to combine 4 objects:

When the first image format is done (usually you start by creating the largest one 256x256) you can add the other formats in seconds using IconWorkshop. Just save as ICO for Windows® or ICNS for Macintosh®. If you use IconWorkshop 6.0 or more, you'll be also able to save as ICO with embedded PNG compression for Vista™.

Here is a scale 1:1 snapshot of the resulting icon containing various images from 128x128 to 16x16:

You can test the icon on your computer by downloading one of these versions (right-click, choose "Save Target As"):

 icon-vista.ico (163 KB - 256x256 to 16x16 formats - compressed for Windows Vista™ - XP compatible )

 icon-xp.ico (25 KB - 48x48 to 16x16 formats - standard Windows® XP compatibility)

 icon-xp-ex.ico (389 KB - 256x256 to 16x16 formats - no compression - XP compatible)

 icon-mac.bin (65 KB - 128x128 to 16x16 formats - MacBinary format - MacOS X compatible)

 

To get more information about objects, icons and icon creation, visit the links below:

 What is an Icon?

 What's new in Windows Vista™ icons?

 What is an Image Object?

 How to use Image Objects to create Icons?

How to download and install the Package?

The Image Objects are distributed in a self-install package. Just download the file by clicking the "Download Now" button. It is an executable file (EXE) so you may be prompted by Windows® or any other antivirus application to confirm the download and execution of the file. Click "YES".

 

Installing packages downloaded from Internet is potentially dangerous.

Install packages that you download on Internet may contain viruses. However your security is our priority and all our files are digitally signed and periodically tested against all known viruses. Also, if you have an Antivirus software installed, the file will be automatically checked before it is launched.

 

When downloaded, launch the installation and follow the procedure. When done, the objects are installed in the "Axialis Librarian" folder. If an associated application is installed it is launched.

Contents of the pack

Below are listed all the objects included in the pack. Some objects are available in various colors, others in one color only. It's not a problem since an unlimited variety of color versions can be created for each object by its adjusting Hue/Saturation. You can even create your own object versions. Here are samples of icons you can create with this pack:

The objects in the pack have been designed with thick borders and without small details to permit the creation of small versions of the icons without quality loss. As a result, the icons are suitable for program toolbars. Even at the smallest sizes the icons are recognized by the end-user. The downscaling process is done in seconds using IconWorkshop™ batch procedures. Here are 48x48 (Windows Vista future Hi-DPI toolbars), 32x32 and 24x24 versions:

Objects are drawn on a gray background to show the various lightning effects available (which would not be visible on a white background).

Objects:

Actions & Overlays:

Buttons:

Shadows:

 

How to recreate the sample icons using the image objects?

The pack is provided with several sample icons created using IconWorkshop. Creation of these icons is really simple using Drag & Drop or Copy/Paste. To learn how to create icons using this object pack, read this article:

 How to use Image Objects to create Icons?

If you want to practice with image objects, we recommend you to recreate the sample icons as described below:

1. Make sure the Librarian is displayed and the "Pack 3 - Quick Toolbars" folder is selected.

2. Create a new icon project (choose 256x256 RGB/A format)

3. Create each icon using the images specified below (First image to add is on top of list):

 


MailSend.png

Add the following images into your project:

1. Folder "Objects" - "Mail 03.png". Resize the object to 210x210 in the upper-left corner (use the mouse, grab the lower-right handle, drag & drop in the upper-left direction, see size in the status bar).

2. Folder "Shadows" - "Shadow 01.png". Resize the object to 210x160 in the lower-left corner (use the mouse, grab the upper-right handle, drag & drop in the lower-left direction, see size in the status bar).

3. Choose the selection tool. Make a 145x145 selection square.

4. Folder "Actions & Overlays " - "Arrow - Large Right - Green.png". The green arrow is added and automatically resized to fit the selection. Move it to the lower-right corner using the mouse or the arrow keys.


PrintOk.png

Add the following images into your project:

1. Folder "Objects" - "Printer.png"

2. Folder "Shadows" - "Shadow 01 .png". Place the object in background (Press "End" key).

3. Folder "Shadows" - "Shadow Overlay 02.png"

4. Folder "Actions & Overlays" - "Ok Round.png". Resize and adjust the location of the object using the mouse.

 

 


FolderPictures.png

Add the following images into your project:

1. Folder "Objects" - "Folder Back.png"

2. Choose the selection tool. Make a 180x180 selection square in the upper-right corner.

3. Folder "Objects" - "Pictures.png". The object is added and automatically resized to fit the selection. If necessary, adjust its location using the mouse or the arrow keys.

4. Folder "Object" - "Folder Front.png".

 


ComputerWarning.png

Add the following images into your project:

1. Folder "Objects" - "Computer Mac.png"

2. Folder "Actions & Overlays " - "Overlay Warning.png"

3. Create a shadow from an object: Adjust the Brightness to -100 (Press "B" key). Apply Filter "Blur More" 4 times. Adjust Opacity to -80 (Press "O" key).

4. Folder "Actions & Overlays " - "Overlay Warning.png"

 


ButtonDown.png

Add the following images into your project:

1. Folder "Buttons" - "Square Button Blue - 03.png". Move it 6 pixels up (press 6 times the "Up Arrow" key).

2. Folder "Buttons" - "Symbol - Arrow Down.png". Move it 6 pixels up (press 6 times the "Up Arrow" key).

3. Rotate the object by 180° (press twice on the "Z" key). Add a drop shadow (Press the "D" key). Redo the operation: Rotate the object by 180° (press twice on the "Z" key). Add a drop shadow (Press the "D" key).

4. Folder "Shadows" - "Shadow 01.png". Resize it to 256x100 usig the mouse: Grab the upper handle and drag it down until the size displayed in the status bar is 256x100.

5. Place the object in background (Press "End" key).


 

Enjoy... :)